Re: autonomic computing

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Tue Oct 16 2001 - 11:26:28 MDT

Well I think the more overall problem IBM is targetting here is software
and system complexity- they want to find ways to allow for "bigger stuff"
that still runs smoothly. I have a very strong feeling that someone should
show them Flare, perhaps they would be interested in helping out.

Aaron McBride wrote:
> Possibly a meme we should be promoting.
> "
> First, to be autonomic, a system needs to "know itself" and compromise
> components that also possess a system identity.
> An autonomic system never settles for the status quo; it always looks for
> ways to optimize.
> An autonomic system must configure and reconfigure itself under varying and
> unpredictable conditions.
> An autonomic system must be its own doctor; it must be able to recover from
> routine and extraordinary events that might cause some parts to malfunction.
> An autonomic computing system must be an expert in self-protection.
> An autonomic computing system knows its environment and the context
> surrounding its activity, and acts accordingly.
> An autonomic system cannot exist in a hermetic environment and must adhere
> to open standards.
> An autonomic computing system will anticipate the optimized resources needed
> to meet a user's information needs while keeping its complexity hidden from
> the user. "
> Sounds a lot like a Seed-AI to me.
> "IBM will open up a substantial grant program with more than 50 grants
> available to support this effort." Any way we could get our hands on some of
> this money?
> Someone may also want to contact this author when the time is right for broad
> announcements.
> -Aaron

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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